Who named it?

December 7, 2007 § Leave a comment

Ever wondered who the “Down” in Down’s Syndrome is? Or how Creutzfeldt and Jakob discovered the convulsive seizures and dementia associated with the disease that bears their name?

If you do, you should check out whonamedit.com, a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms.

Every disease, operation, surgical tool etc. that’s named after someone is described in detail. I’ve spent hours browsing through all the amazing information collected there.

And by the way, here are the entries on John Langdon Haydon Down and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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